A Guide to Pairing the Best Wines With Your Summer Takeout

Whether you’re looking to enjoy takeout on the deck this summer, by the pool, or cozied up in the living room for a rainy movie night, there are plenty of options here at Tammaro’s for the occasion. And when it comes to elevating your meal, you can’t go wrong with the perfect wine pairing to complete your culinary experience! That’s why this month, we’re discussing the perfect wine pairings to enjoy at home with your takeout!


Antipasto Salad

The vibrant and flavorful antipasto salad calls for a well-known white wine that complements its diverse ingredients. Consider a refreshing and crisp Pinot Grigio or a lively Sauvignon Blanc. These popular choices harmonize beautifully with the salad’s freshness, enhancing its flavors without overpowering them.


Fettuccini Alfredo

Indulging in creamy Fettuccini Alfredo requires a wine that can cut through its richness and provide a refreshing balance. We recommend opting for your favorite Chardonnay or a delightful Sauvignon Blanc. These classic whites offer a subtle acidity and fruity notes that cleanse the palate, allowing you to fully savor the buttery pasta.


Chicken Marsala

With its earthy flavors and savory sauce, Chicken Marsala pairs wonderfully with a medium-bodied red wine. Consider a popular Italian red, such as a Chianti Classico or a charming Barbera d’Alba. These wines give a well-balanced acidity and a delightful mix of fruitiness and herbal undertones, perfectly complementing the dish’s complex flavors.


Chicken Piccata

The bright and tangy flavors of Chicken Piccata, highlighted by zesty lemon and capers, can be enhanced by a crisp and aromatic white wine. Look for a Verdicchio or a Soave from Italy (if you want to get fancy). These wines offer the perfect balance of acidity and citrus notes, elevating the dish’s vibrant flavors and providing a refreshing contrast.


Shrimp Scampi

The succulent shrimp and garlic-infused sauce of Shrimp Scampi call for a wine that matches its intensity and highlights the seafood elements. Consider a dry, mineral-driven white wine like a popular Greco di Tufo or a Gavi. These wines enhance the briny notes of the shrimp while providing a refined and tasteful palate.


Italian Sub

The flavorsome combination of cured meats, cheese, and vegetables in an Italian Sub demands a wine that can handle its robust flavors. Opt for a medium-bodied red wine such as a renowned Sangiovese or even a Dolcetto. These choices offer a good balance of tannins and acidity, complementing the sub’s ingredients and adding depth to every bite.


Choose takeout this summer from Tammaro’s Cucina!

Pairing wine with Italian dishes is an art that can elevate your dining experience to new heights. If you haven’t tried the wines mentioned in this blog, summer is a great time to experiment with different flavors. Discover what suits your tastebuds and complements your favorite dishes! To discover all of our other delicious food options, we encourage you to check out our online menu. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from you!


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